Desert rose- K. B

Desert Rose

 

Voices rising
In the desert
Searching
For God
In shiny skies.

They won’t
Stop crying
Begging,
Repeating
Ya Leyli,
O Night,
Aman,
Please !
The
Sand storm
Is coming.

In a little
Shack
The walls
Are still
Erected,
The visitors
Are back
To back
Against
The clay.

Sand
Starts
Flying
In every
Direction
There is no
Music,
But silence
And howling
Winds ;
No quest
For sensation
Either.
Only fear,
Fearful reverence
Fear of Death,
Who has this power?
These powers have
A will, they cannot
Be unleashed just
Like that,
There is no
Purpose either,
Only character,
Temperament,
Personnality,
Grandeur
Style,
Free will,
Omnipotence.

Pray, pray !

Between ourselves
There is no fear,
In cities,
Nothing of this
Kind happens,
Thieves carry
Knives,
Honest people
Lose themselves
In drinks,
But this, this
Is worth mentioning.

Back to back
Against the clay
The visitors
Are trembling.
The howling
Diminished,
The guide
Lays a reassuring
Hand on each
And everyone
Of them.
Paralysed,
They don’t dare
To move.

***********

In the deep
Silence
Of the aftermath,
A red bird sets
Itself on the roof.
Nobody saw him
Coming.
It cleans its
Feathers
By flapping
Them,
There is still
Dust on his
Beak.
Nevertheless
A thrill
Takes hold
Of him,
And his little
Lungs
Starts
Pushing
The air.
There he goes,
Singing !
Mesmerized
Everyone goes
Slowly out
Like survivors,
With Birkenstocks
And cameras,
And american
Flags on the shirt.

They are however
Unrecognizable,
Their faces lost
All colors, all pride,
All splendor of healthy
Banners.

Pale like the moon,
They sit a while
Listening to the
God sent bird,
The little mercy
He showed
For what they
Had endured.

Soon, the Jeeps
Have to go back
To base camp
In a nearby village.

Amnesia
Comes slowly along,
The talking is going
Fast, everybody
Feels the need to
Share his experience.

Soon, laughter is
Heard, and exuberant
Joy roots itself.

The casual boisterous
Humans are back,

Who can blame them ?

 

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